Category Archives: folk blues

The Philadelphia Folk Festival 1972 & 1977

Following on the heels of Michael Cooney, here’s a festival he’s been very involved with throughout its 40-year history. It’s one of the top folk festivals in the country, or at least it seems so based on the talent they … Continue reading

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Michael Cooney

“The nation’s most consumate, versatile interpreter of traditional music… an encyclopedia of songs and stories. This one-man folk festival is a must to see.” – Chicago magazine Small wonder that Michael Cooney is nicknamed “the one-man folk festival.” With his … Continue reading

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Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music, Volume Four

Now, I’m assuming that you’ve all heard Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music, volumes 1-3, released by Smithsonian Records in 1952 and re-released on CD in 1998. It’s THE essential primer on American roots music. If you haven’t heard … Continue reading

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